KickStart Award Program
The KickStart Award Program helps early-stage companies meet commercial milestones, either on the technical side (prototype development, animal studies) or on the business side (regulatory pathway, freedom to operate).
Requests for proposals (RFAs) are solicited on a quarterly basis from faculty founders. The awards are in the $5,000 to $50,000 range, depending the on the company’s needs.
The program also provides funding and access to internal and external business experts to assist faculty with the commercial translation of concepts for novel therapeutic small molecules, biologics, diagnostics, devices or digital health. Applicants are encouraged to reach out to KickStart prior to submission to ensure the funding opportunity objectives and solicitation are aligned. Please email Mireya McKee for more information.
- Applications are accepted only through a web-based application system (see RFA).
- For eligibility and important information regarding the application process, please see the RFA.
- Deadline: January 31, 2020.
Ironwood Material Science
Lotus Bio FX
New Paradigm Therapeutics
Joe Startup Technologies
Premirr Plastics LLC
SandBar Oyster Co.